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Coroner confirms identity of deceased male found near Nelson

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male who was found deceased on a rock ledge overlooking Kootenay Lake near  Nelson on July 23, 2014.

He is Dana Nicholas Mitchell, of Cranbrook. Mr. Mitchell went missing in the autumn of 2010 and is believed to have died at approximately  that time. He would have been 22 years old at the time of his death.

In July a tourist found human remains, now confirmed to be those of Mr.  Mitchell, on the rock ledge off the Rails to Trails trail near the  Svoboda Road entrance in northeast Nelson.

The BC Coroners Service continues to investigate this death. Foul play  has now been ruled out.

The family of Mr. Mitchell has been notified of his death. On behalf of  the family, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their  privacy at this difficult time.

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